Jay Z, Justin Timberlake earn multiple Grammy nominations
Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the 2014 Grammy Awards nominees.
Nominations were announced on Friday (December 6) during a live concert special on CBS, hosted by LL Cool J from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
Jay Z has earned nine nominations in all, including nods for Best Rap Performance for his song 'Tom Ford' and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for his and Timberlake's 'Suit & Tie'.
9th December 2013 11:56
Dr Dre to release Beats Music streaming service in January
Dr Dre is to launch his Beats Music streaming service in January.
The rapper and entrepreneur will unveil his rival to Spotify in the New Year, with Trent Reznor as chief creative officer.
The project was first announced last year under the name Daisy, but it will be named under the Beats Music brand.
It will feature high-quality streams and specially curated music recommendations.
Last year, Reznor stated that the service will not use the algorithmically-derived recommendations of Spotify, but rather artist-curated playlists and suggestions.
"It's like having your own guy when you go into the record store, who knows what you like but can also point you down some paths you wouldn't necessarily have encountered," said Reznor.
Users can now register their preferred username with the new service, CEO Ian Rogers said.
"We're providing a few artists and other influencers access to familiarise them with the service and get their early feedback," he said.
The company has reportedly enlisted the services of several freelancers to compile thousands of playlists ahead of the platform's launch.
Playlists are said to be around 70 minutes long, and based around specific artists, genres, times of year, activities and moods.
Beats Electronics is renowned for its audio equipment, such as the Beats by Dr Dre headphones range, which HTC owns a 25% stake in.
5th December 2013 17:52
Nick Cannon on Kanye West: 'Real geniuses don't have to brag'
Nick Cannon has taken issue with Kanye West referring to himself as a "genius".
West made headlines earlier in November by insisting that the term "genius" is his official job "title".
His comments led to America's Got Talent host Cannon having a "rant" on Twitter over West's boastfulness.
"love @KanyeWest like a brother & been one of his biggest fans & friends since day 1, but Genius is eternal patience," he wrote.
Cannon went on to say: "@KanyeWest Real geniuses don't have to tell everyone that they are a genius."
The presenter later returned to Twitter to downplay his initial messages.
"Maybe I should've just called him and told him that in private. Oops, my bad! Twitter-stream-of-consciousness LOL," he tweeted.
2nd December 2013 18:08
Kanye West planning to release 'Yeezus' follow-up 'by next summer'
Kanye West has revealed that he hopes to release his next studio album "by next summer".
The rapper confirmed that he has already started work on the record, although he is yet to devise a title for the project.
West told Philadelphia's Power 99 Radio: "I haven't named my next album but I have started on it. I'd like to put out more product."
The record will serve as the follow-up to his sixth studio LP Yeezus, which topped the charts in both the US and the UK on its release earlier this year.
Yeezus producer Rick Rubin previously suggested that West may release a Yeezus sequel, while West himself suggested that he may debut a repackaged version of the album before the end of 2013.
28th November 2013 17:51
Chris Brown’s Mother Blames Her Son’s Issues On His “Scumbag” Friends!
Chris Brown has fallen off of the edge! No parent/child relationship is perfect, but when you start taking shots are your mother, you’ve had it. Brown’s mom, Joyce Hawkins blames his behavior on his, “scumbag, disrespectful friends,” TMZ was told via a source close to the two.
22nd November 2013 18:19
R Kelly reveals new album 'Black Panties'
R Kelly has released the artwork and tracklisting for his new album Black Panties.
The singer's 13th album - out December 8 in the UK and December 10 in the US - features 13 tracks on the standard edition and 17 songs on the deluxe version.
Guest features on the collection include Kelly Rowland on 'All The Way', 2 Chainz on 'My Story' and Ludacris on 'Legs Shakin'.
Other track titles on the set are 'Marry The P***y', 'Crazy Sex', 'Show Ya P***y' as well as the singles 'My Story', 'Genius' and 'Cookie'.
The 46-year-old tweeted: "#BlackPanties have officially begun dropping! Get your exclusive bundle with a download of 'Lights On'."
20th November 2013 19:21
'Feel This Moment' rapper Pitbull to launch namesake fragrance
Pitbull has revealed that he is debuting his own fragrance for men and women.
Titled Pitbull, the fragrances will be unveiled during the rapper's New Year's Eve concert at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, reports WWD.
When asked why he created a fragrance for each gender in his first venture, Pitbull replied: "When we started talking about it, it was about very sexy smells. The woman can wear the men's cologne and the man can wear the women's perfume."
He added: "I love to mix them up and see what kind of people you attract off of them."
The 'Feel This Moment' rapper has limited editions of the fragrance in the works with names inspired by cities around the world.
Pitbull Miami is scheduled for 2015, while Pitbull Rio is planned for a 2016 launch and Pitbull London and Pitbull Berlin "are on the drawing board".
18th November 2013 18:16
R Kelly confirms Justin Bieber duet: "It's hot"
R Kelly has confirmed speculation that he has collaborated with Justin Bieber on a new track.
The singers have teamed up for a new song, which is expected to be released as part of Bieber's current #MusicMondays campaign.
"I just did a song [with him]," R Kelly told Vibe magazine at a listening party for his upcoming album. "[Justin] just called me to do a song, and it's hot.
"He wanted to go and do some R&B stuff, so we got together and did that."
14th November 2013 18:09
Timbaland offers production masterclass for £250
Timbaland has announced plans for a series of production masterclasses.
The super-producer has teamed up with The Guardian to offer aspiring producers, professionals and fans the chance to hear him deconstruct some of his greatest hits.
Timbaland has crafted hits for the likes of Destiny's Child, Justin Timberlake, Jay Z and Missy Elliott.
The masterclasses are priced at £249 and include a three-hour-long class, a Q&A session, complimentary champagne and an exclusive goodie bag.
A VIP ticket is priced at £349 and includes a meet and greet with Timbaland, as well as extras in the goodie bag.
The masterclasses will take place in Studio A at London's famous Metropolis Studios on January 25 and 26.
12th November 2013 17:58
Rihanna claims 25th Top 10 in US, matches Elvis Presley ranking
Rihanna has claimed her 25th Top 10 hit in the US.
The singer's collaboration with Eminem, 'The Monster', climbed to number three on this week's Billboard Hot 100 chart, marking the star's new career milestone.
Having appeared 25 times in the Hot 100 Top 10, Rihanna has matched Elvis Presley's ranking at number eight on the all-time list of acts with the most Top 10s, reports Billboard.
Madonna still leads the list having claimed 38 Top 10 hits in the US throughout her career, while The Beatles are at two (34) and Michael Jackson is at three (28).
However, Rihanna has broken a record previously set by Madonna for the fastest female artist to reach the milestone.
Rihanna has notched up 25 Top 10 hits on the Hot 100 in eight years and four months since her first placing with 'Pon De Replay' back in 2005.
Madonna amassed 25 Top 10s in eight years and seven months, from 1984's 'Borderline' to 1993's 'Deeper and Deeper'.
9th November 2013 11:20
Nicki Minaj confirms new album for 2014 release: 'It's next level'
Nicki Minaj has confirmed that she plans to release a new album next year.
The rapper teased details of the LP during a gig with New York radio station Power 105.1.
"I've already started... 2014 definitely!" she told the station ahead of her Powerhouse 2013 performance at the Barclays Centre.
"It's very different from anything I've done, which I'm surprised about," she added. "I'm not feeling like I did this. I feel like this is next level."
4th November 2013 21:13
Eminem, Kendrick Lamar unveil new song 'Love Game'
Eminem has premiered a new track online.
The rapper has teamed up with Kendrick Lamar on 'Love Game', which has been lifted from his forthcoming new album The Marshall Mathers LP II.
It follows the official release of Eminem's previous tracks 'Berzerk', 'Rap God' and 'Survival', which all feature on the new collection.
Eminem has also teamed up with Rihanna on new cut 'The Monster', which was released worldwide earlier this week.
The Marshall Mathers LP II will be released in the UK on November 4 and a day later in the US.
31st October 2013 18:57
Azealia Banks announces UK headline tour for 2014
Azealia Banks has announced a UK tour for spring 2014.
The '212' musician will headline shows in Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow in March.
Banks has also rescheduled her previously-announced London gig at the Brixton Academy. The November 30 show will now take place on March 29, 2014.
The tour is said to be in support of her upcoming album Broke With Expensive Taste.
Tickets for the tour will go on sale on Wednesday, October 30 at 10am.
Azealia Banks's 2014 tour dates in full are as follows:
Tuesday, March 25 - O2 Academy, Glasgow
Wednesday, March 26 - Academy, Manchester
Thursday, March 27 - O2 Academy, Birmingham
Saturday, March 29 - O2 Academy Brixton, London
28th October 2013 19:03
Mary J Blige to perform at World Series
Mary J Blige is to perform the US National Anthem at the first game of the World Series.
The 'No More Drama' singer will open tonight's (October 23) game from Fenway Park in Boston, MA.
This year's World Series will pit the Boston Red Sox against the St Louis Cardinals for Major League Baseball's top prize.
Fox will be airing the pre-game ceremonies for the World Series at 7.30pm ET.
Blige previously sang the National Anthem during the 2009 World Series, and also performed at the NBA All-Star Game last year.
She is currently promoting the release of the festive LP A Mary Christmas.
The album features Blige's versions of the holiday classics 'Little Drummer Boy', 'This Christmas' and 'The First Noel', among others.
23rd October 2013 18:32
Chris Brown Proves He’s Still P***** At Rihanna In Unreleased Track
Rihanna must really have a diamond encrusted box or something because her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown is still releasing songs where he’s dissing her. Last night, Breezy released a song that had gone unreleased for a while. Titled “I’m Still,” the R&B bad boy takes shots at his haters and rips into Rihanna for being loose with her other set of lips. After going at Rihanna, he mentions the fact his friends tried to warn him about the Bajan pop star.
17th October 2013 19:04
Jennifer Hudson: 'I want to work with Drake'
Jennifer Hudson opened up about her collaboration with Pharrell Williams on her new album, and also expressed admiration for Drake.
Hudson told Rolling Stone that it was "amazing" to work with Williams on the production of several new tracks.
"[Pharrell] has done at least like four tracks for the album and we're still going," she said. "I also love working with Timbaland. I'm a musician, and not just a vocalist, and they allow me to be creative."
The singer added: "Like one of my last sessions with Pharrell, he was like, 'Wow, OK, you take over'.
"Like, she knows exactly what she wants, and that will be the thing, rather than saying, 'Jennifer sing this and sing it like this, and say it and say it like this'. He lets me put my spin and my perspective on it, as an artist and a musician."
Hudson was also quizzed on who her dream collaborator would be.
"I would actually love to work with Drake," she commented.
14th October 2013 13:34
TLC release new song 'Meant to Be'
TLC have premiered a new song called 'Meant to Be'.
The mid-tempo track was co-written by Ne-Yo and is taken from their upcoming compilation album 20.
The lyrics include: "Cause we knew, said we always knew / That no matter what would occur that we were / Meant to be/ And it ain't going to be easy / But no matter what, baby we're meant to be."
T-Boz and Chilli are releasing the new album to celebrate TLC's 20-year anniversary. They're also recording an album of all new material for 2014.
20 features the group's greatest hits, as well as new tracks including the Lady Gaga-penned 'Posh Life'.
It is out on October 15 in the US and includes their most famous songs, such as 'Waterfalls', 'No Scrubs' and 'Unpretty'.
T-Boz said: "We've been gone for a minute, but to see everyone coming to us like, 'Yo! We heard y'all working, I gotta be down!' That's amazing."
9th October 2013 14:44
Jay Z: How Drug Dealing Made Him A Smarter Business Man
In the article Jay Z shares his rags to riches story, and how hustling drugs on the street helped him to make him the astute business man he is today:
“To be in a drug deal, you need to know what you can spend, what you need to re-up. Or if you want to start some sort of barbershop or car wash—those were the businesses back then. Things you can get in easily to get out of [that] life. At some point, you have to have an exit strategy, because your window is very small; you’re going to get locked up or you’re going to die.”
7th October 2013 11:46
Drake called "sensitive" and "fake" by Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar has taken another shot at Drake, calling him "sensitive" and "fake" in a new rap.
The two's feud started when Lamar called Drake out on Big Sean's 'Control', rapping "I'm tryna murder you n***as". Drake responded by labelling Lamar's verse as "an ambitious thought".
However, in a new rap released on Thursday (October 3) - from Mobb Deep's 'Shook Ones' - Lamar slates Drake by saying: "And nothing's been the same since they dropped 'Control'/ And tucked a sensitive rapper back in his pajama clothes/ Ha-ha, jokes on you/ High-five/I'm bulletproof/ Your s**t's a never penetrate/ Pin the tail on the donkey/ Boy, you been a fake."
Speaking to LA radio station Power 106 about Lamar's initial verse, Drake said: "I'm probably as done as the rest of the world with that record. I think it came and went.
"Not to discredit it, it was a good moment. But at the end of the day it was one of those fleeting Twitter frenzies. It was cool for what it was."
4th October 2013 13:17
Usher dances, sings a new alphabet song on 'Sesame Street'
Usher has appeared on Sesame Street to help the famous residents learn their alphabet.
The 'Yeah' singer popped up on the PBS show along with stars such as Grover and Elmo to perform a new song about the ABCs.
Usher helped the characters learn the alphabet with a catchy tune and simple beat, with each letter receiving its own line and dance move.
Highlights include Usher urging people to "be like a crustacean and do the crabby crawl" for C, "start to shiver like you're covered in ice" for I, and "act like an octopus, it's not that hard" for O.
The musician also has a spectacular "slither" when they reach the letter S, and gets a bit dizzy after wiggling for W. Finally, when they reach the end of the alphabet, Usher advises his viewers to "zoom around because zoom is the best".
Usher seemed proud of his Sesame Street appearance, tweeting: "Stopped by @SesameStreet to teach #Elmo that the letter "Y" is for Yeahman!"
Sesame Street, which airs on PBS, last month welcomed Henry Cavill as he spoke to the stars about the word "respect".
2nd October 2013 12:58
Justin Timberlake announces '20/20 Experience' UK tour dates
Justin Timberlake has announced the UK dates for his upcoming '20/20 Experience World Tour'.
The US singer will play five dates across the UK as part of the European leg of his 2014 tour in March and April.
The tour kicks off on March 30 at Sheffield's Motorpoint Arena, before taking in dates in London, Glasgow and Manchester.
The jaunt concludes at Birmingham's LG Arena on April 11.
Tickets for the tour will go on sale on Friday, October 4 at 9am.
Timberlake will then head across Europe to play shows in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.
The 'Mirrors' star releases the second part of his comeback collection The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2 today (September 30) in the UK and October 1 in the US.
30th September 2013 11:38
Drake on Nicki Minaj feud: 'I have already solved that issue'
Drake has reconnected with Nicki Minaj after falling out with the rapper.
The hip-hop star hinted at a fall-out in new song 'Tuscan Leather', the first track from his new album Nothing Was the Same.
"Not even talkin' to Nicki, communication is breakin'. I dropped the ball on some personal s**t, I need to embrace it," he raps in the tune.
However, Drake has now told MTV News: "That line in 'Tuscan Leather' isn't exactly where I am in my life right now but like a year ago, eight months, seven months ago, it was how I felt.
"I'd done something wrong and I wasn't speaking to her."
Although they had moved on by the time his LP was being completed, he felt bad about changing the tone of his song.
"I think the dialogue actually between us was already opened up. I had already solved that issue," he admitted. "I wrote that a while ago and I kinda felt guilty changing it."
27th September 2013 11:39
Kanye West: "I brought real rap back"
Kanye West has claimed that he is unique in the music industry.
The rapper believes that he brought "real rap back" to the world and that he has reached a higher level of fame than Michael Jackson.
"I've reached a point in my life where I have driven my Truman Show boat into the painting, I've got to a point where Michael Jackson didn't break down. I have reached the glass ceiling as a creative person, as a celebrity.
"I am a product person. Not just clothing - water bottle design, architecture. I've been at it for ten years. There's no-one around here in the space that looks like me, and if they are they're quiet as f**k".
25th September 2013 12:35
Ja Rule Admits To Taking Loss From 50 Cent
“When we was in the office and Flex was about to play “In The Club” the record was so dope and I looked at Rule and I said ‘we have a major problem. Yeah, we took the L, it’s what you do if you keep swinging and keep fighting. We was winning and dominating. I was watching diddy’s reign of terror but I wanted that spot. That’s what hip-hop is. When we came with the DMX record and said “let’s take it back to the streets” that was me saying “look at us.” -Irv Gotti
“There was a lot going on during that time frame. He was the part of the juggernauts at that moment, Eminem and Dre. As everything started to crumble for us and not having a label home, it was easy for [50 Cent] to get people to turn on [us]. There were things going on behind the scenes that made us seem more irrelevant. We couldn’t’ go to awards shows. We would get calls from BET and MTV that we love you guys but we don’t’ want you guys in the building. So the fans are thinking “you don’t see these guys anymore.” – Ja Rule
23rd September 2013 11:54
Eminem, Kanye West classic albums to be reissued
Classic albums by the likes of Eminem, Kanye West and 2Pac will be reissued later this year.
Universal Music has launched its 'Respect The Classics' campaign, which will see a number of popular hip-hop and rap albums be re-released.
50 Cent's debut album Get Rich Or Die Tryin' will get a 10-year anniversary platinum vinyl edition on November 12, reports NME.
Eminem's The Slim Shady LP, Kanye West's 808s & Heartbreak, 2Pac's Greatest Hits, N.E.R.D.'s In Search Of and Lil Wayne's Tha Carter will all be reissued later this year.
The 'Respect The Classics' reissue campaign aims to "spotlight iconic, genre-defining albums" from the back catalogues of Def Jam, Interscope, Priority and Virgin Records imprints.
Meanwhile, Eminem is currently preparing to release his eighth studio album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (MMLP2) on November 5, following the premiere of his new single 'Bezerk'
18th September 2013 13:48
Hip hop superstar Eminem
Eminem - Berzerk...
Hip hop superstar Eminem makes a welcome return to the music spotlight with the first official single release "Berzerk" from his highly anticipated upcoming album "The Marshall Mathers LP 2". This hugely impressive Eminem song was produced by legendary rap music producer Rick Rubin and is already being tipped to take the Detroit born star back to the number one spot.
The cool Eminem music video for this classic single "Berzerk" debuted in early September 2013 and features cameos from a string of big name stars including Kendrick Lamar, Kid Rock, Slaughterhouse, Mr Porter, Yelawolf, The Alchemist, the song`s producer Rick Rubin and his manager Paul Rosenberg.
Eminem`s upcoming album "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" is also expected to feature high profile collaborations with legendary rap music producer and long time collaborator Dr. Dre.
The Detroit born Hip hop star is also expected to release further singles from this excellent album project "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" in the next twelve months.
Look out for Eminem to head out on a huge promotional tour for this single "Berzerk" in the next few weeks.
13th September 2013 16:44
Eddie Murphy: 'I want to do music and comedy on stage'
Eddie Murphy has spoken about his musical comeback.
The Shrek actor recently unveiled the artwork for his reggae track 'Red Light', featuring Snoop Dogg. It is his first music release for 20 years.
"I was like, 'I've got enough to do a whole record here that stands up on its own'. Because I didn't want to leave it at 'Party All the Time'. It's a good song, but I didn't want to leave it there."
He continued: "I've been in this business for 35 years, and after a while, if you're an artist like a really, really long time, it stops being a performance. I'm not performing anymore. I reveal myself to the audience. I reveal myself. That's the show now.
"It's like here, here's me. I show you some of me. It's not a show no more. I'm like, I don't care if you don't like it or think, 'Oh, it's wack'. It's like, hey this is me, this is a track. It's not a show. It is what it is."
Talking about how Snoop Dogg - under his alias Snoop Lion - got involved, he explained: "Well, I loved Snoop from ever since and when he turned into Snoop Lion, I was checking to see how he was coming.
He added: "And then in a year or two, do music and comedy and have a show like nobody ever had before. Ultimately, that's what it hopefully all just leads to."
Eddie Murphy will release his new album 9 later this year.
11th September 2013 12:30
Snoop Dogg gets lap dance on stage at Bestival 2013
Snoop Dogg played to a packed-out arena at Bestival 2013 last night (September 7).
The rapper came on stage as his reggae alter ego Snoop Lion to play 'Here Comes the King', but quickly switched to a crowd-pleasing selection of songs from his rap incarnation, including 'Doggystyle', 'Drop it Like it's Hot' and 'Wet'.
Dogg introduced 1994 hit 'Gin & Juice' with the words: "How many people in the house tonight like to smoke weed? How many like to get drunk? Well, I'm gonna give you some music to get f**ked up to."
The hip-hop star also performed his verse on Katy Perry's 'California Gurls' and sang along to Calvin Harris's 'Feel So Close', both of which received rapturous receptions, as well as covering Akon's 'I Wanna F**k You' while receiving a lap dance.
Dogg closed his set by saying "I've got some last words - smoke weed, motherf**kers!", then playing his version of Bob Marley's classic 'Jammin'.
Bestival 2013 concludes tonight (September 8) with a set from Sir Elton John.
9th September 2013 12:18
Drake reveals new album 'Nothing Was The Same' tracklist
The 13-track standard collection features Jay Z on 'Pound Cake', Detail on '305 To My City' and includes the singles 'Started From The Bottom' and 'Hold On, We're Going Home'.
A deluxe edition of the record includes a further two tracks, titled 'Come Thru' and 'All Me'.
Confirming the LP's international release date, he recently tweeted: "Mixed and Mastered and on its way to you. September 24th."
Nothing Was The Same follows 2011's Take Care, which topped the UK charts and peaked at number five in the UK.
The track listing for Nothing Was The Same appears below:
1. Tuscan Leather
2. Furthest Thing
3. Started From The Bottom
4. Wu-Tang Forever
5. Own It
6. Worst Behaviour
7. From Time
8. Hold On, We're Going Home
10. The Language
11. 305 To My City (Ft Detail)
12. Too Much
13. Pound Cake (Ft Jay Z) / Paris Norton Music 2
14. Come Thru
15. All Me
5th September 2013 11:13
Kanye West 'paid $3 million to perform at Kazakhstan wedding'
Kanye West has reportedly received millions of dollars to perform at a wedding in Kazakhstan.
The 'New Slaves' rapper was invited by Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev to perform at his grandson's nuptials on Saturday (August 31).
Sources have revealed to TMZ that West received $3 million dollars (£1.9 million) for the set, which included performances of hits including 'Can't Tell Me Nothing'.
2nd September 2013 11:37
Michael Jackson new album confirmed by Timbaland?
A new Michael Jackson album is in the works, according to Timbaland.
The producer revealed that he is currently working on a track titled 'Chicago' which will feature the late King of Pop's vocals.
Timbaland revealed the news in a YouTube video and described the project as "two kings working together". The clip has since been set to private by the star.
The star also explained that he spoke to Jackson "on the phone" before his death four years ago about working on new music, reports Idolator.
The new collection would mark Jackson's second posthumous album, following the release of Michael back in December 2010.
A new track featuring Jackson titled 'Slave 2 The Rhythm' - which has been worked into a collaboration with Justin Bieber - recently leaked online.
28th August 2013 13:05
Drake to perform at MTV Video Music Awards 2013
Drake has been confirmed as the latest performer for this year's MTV Video Music Awards.
The rapper will play the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday night (August 25), as part of the music ceremony.
"Excited to announce I'll be performing at the 2013 @MTV VMA's!!! #Brooklyn #OVO #Started #NeedAKawsTrophy," Drake tweeted.
Lady Gaga will open the show, while Katy Perry, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake have also been confirmed to perform.
The latter has been rumoured to reunite with his former *NSYNC bandmates for a one-off performance.
Meanwhile, Drake recently released his new single 'Hold On We're Going Home', which is the latest cut to be lifted from his upcoming album Nothing Was the Same.
22nd August 2013 11:46
Earth, Wind & Fire announce two UK shows
Earth, Wind & Fire have announced two UK live shows.
The band play London's Royal Albert Hall on October 19 and the Manchester Apollo on October 20.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 23 at 9am and are priced at £45-62.50 for London and £45-£50 for Manchester.
The current lineup of the band features founding members Philip Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson.
Earth, Wind & Fire release new album Now, Then & Forever on September 9, their first studio album of new material since 2005's Illumination.
Its lead single 'My Promise' has been playlisted by BBC Radio 2.
The group recently performed at the Yahoo! Wireless Festival.
20th August 2013 11:56
Kendrick Lamar praised by Public Enemy's Chuck D: 'He smashes stages'
Chuck D has praised Kendrick Lamar for his ability to perform with and against other rappers live.
Lamar has received much attention for his verses about other musicians on new Big Sean track 'Control (HOF)', and received support from the Public Enemy legend.
"They can say what they want about @kendricklamar but I seen this kid smash stages on Earth. Aint lazy. Works the songs LIVE better than studio," said Chuck D on Twitter.
"Too many rappers now are afraid to take it to the stage w/against each other. Anybody can make studio songs now. @kendricklamar works the road."
Chuck D added: "Just seen the kid perform in Sweden & Finland which by the way are MORE experienced RAP audiences than the starved limited USA.
"I hope that the other MCs stop rhyming in circles for these radio plantations, & pick topics that will raise the game."
15th August 2013 11:21
50 Cent Gets Rowdy On Stage With Meek Mill
Things got rather contentious down here at Mixshow Live last night! 50 cent was hosting a listening suite that showcased his artist Kid Kid when he notice that Meek Mill was in the crowd. 50 then called Meek Mill to the stage to join him. The DJ’s went banoondles for both rappers but there was just one little problem. Meek brought a friend of his on stage…that friend was Trav! For those unfamiliar with the situation…Trav (Not to be confused with Travii of the Bodega Brovas) has been known to have little squabbles back and forth with 50. Ummm…cue an upset 50 Cent right about…NOW!
12th August 2013 11:49
Did Fan Incident Spark Beyonce’s New Haircut?
Did the fan incident scare Beyonce from long locks? Beyonce is known for having long blonde hair, but Mrs. Carter decided it was time for a new look when she debuted her new haircut on Instagram. Overall, it’s a very different look for Queen B but we’re sure she’ll pull it off.
9th August 2013 11:54